Shotgun for home defense

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Guest, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. K75RT

    K75RT Member

    Here is one of my HD Ithaca M37 M&P
  2. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    here she is with the stock finished

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  3. DoesItMatter

    DoesItMatter New Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Pacific NorthWest
    I had an old Stevens 311A 20 Gauge that was in terrible shape

    Stock fore-end and Butt-stock were not in good shape

    Barrel was in TERRIBLE shape - rusted and pitted, receiver not to great either

    Steel-wooled it out as best as I could then used some high-heat black paint
    to re-paint everything and cover up almost all the rust

    Before I did that, I chopped the barrel - chopped the butt-stock
    BUT - kept everything above legal limits!

    Also put on a picatinny rail and AR pistol grip (was only $12-ish online!)

    It has almost NO kick now, shoots great, and I can shoot both barrels at once
    and there is almost no recoil at all - will work great for the women family members!

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  4. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Sorry, but that's just awful!
  5. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
  6. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
    Well I love it. Who cares what it looks like. It has one function. Thats defense of the house. If it does it comfortably then good job!! Pigs are ugly, but I love bacon. Am I gonna stop eating bacon because pigs are ugly?

    I bet a 45LC will only kill some small game too..........
  7. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
    Looks like you have enough room on that rail to add a laser too. Would make for some good precise point shooting!!
  8. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    a laser/light combo would be sweet on it
  9. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Got these for about $150 for both this past weekeend. Went in and was wanting to buy my nefhew a sxs but ended up with two CAI 12ga. Coach Shotguns. Thinking the one with 00 buck will be sufficient for "anything" that comes in uninvited! :D

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  10. Kent Detective

    Kent Detective New Member

    Jul 18, 2010
    With regard to the old knackered Stevens 311A 20 Gauge, it doesn't matter in the slightest what it looks like. Providing it works and a projectile comes out of it then it's fine for defence purposes. :eek: I wouldn't like to be in it's way I can tell you...:D

    Here in the UK we aren't allowed to cut shotgun barrels down to less than 24 inches. What's the law there in Yankland?

  11. DoesItMatter

    DoesItMatter New Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Pacific NorthWest
    USA legal limit is 18 inches minimum for barrel length to be a Shotgun
    Anything less needs a special license or its illegal.

    I cut the 20 gauge down to 18.5 inches, what most people/manufacturers also do.

    Extra 1/2 an inch is a 'just-in-case'

    Also has to be 26 inches or longer overall length. The 20 gauge is now 27 inches overall.

    That front grip really does help with kick though and makes it extremely point-and-shoot friendly.
  12. scvdog

    scvdog New Member

    Jun 2, 2011
    West Virginia
    Here is somthing to consider if the person using the weapon is a smaller framed person or a woman that isn't fond of the 12 & 20's loud report and recoil. try introducing them to the smaller and lighter weapons like the Snakecharmer or the Mongoose style shotgun. When used with 00 buck it makes a great home defense weapon for there size and weight and at close range should do the job well.
  13. marlin795

    marlin795 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Northern California
    I got my inherited H&R Topper for home defense till I can go pick up my Marlin in 7 days. (stupid CA wait period) I'm ready, bring it bad guys. I have enough ammo next to it hold off an army. ;)
  14. EVO

    EVO New Member

    Mar 2, 2012
    My choice for home defense:
    I still have to improve it with a side shotshell carrier (the one from Mesatactical)...;)
  15. Rhuga

    Rhuga Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    Henderson, Nevada
    EVO Thank You for the great pic. When my ship comes in that is the weapon of choice for me.

    Is that a 12 gauge and what size chamber?
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
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